Category Past Events: 2015

28 OCTOBER 2015: MARK McLEAN SPOKE AT AUCHINLECK HOUSE

On Wednesday 28th October 2015 at 12 noon, David and Joan Boswell welcomed  society members to Auchinleck House.  Mark McLean from Newhailes near Edinburgh made the Presidential Address entitled “The Friendship between Lord Hailes and James Boswell.”   Advertisements

17 OCTOBER 2015: ERIC CHRISTEN SPOKE AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM IN BATH

On Saturday 17 October 2015 at 12 noon we met again at the American Museum in Bath.  Eric Christen kindly agreed to speak on ‘James Boswell’s visit to Voltaire’  The AGM  took place at 11.30 am preceding the lunch.  

16 May 2015: Andrew Boswell spoke on behalf of Dr Cecil Courtney at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London

On Saturday the 16th of May 2015 we returned to the Connaught Rooms in London for lunch after which Dr Andrew Boswell read Dr Courtney’s speech as he was ill. Dr Cecil Courtney, of Cambridge University, had prepared a talk on James Boswell’s Dutch friend, Zèlide (Belle de Zuylen), whom he met whilst a student at Utrecht. […]

2 March 2015: Derek Walker spoke on behalf of Éric Christen at Lichfield

On the 2nd of March 2015 at Lichfield, owing to indisposition, the Speaker was unable to attend but kindly sent his speech to Derek Walker who read it with a dramatic interlude with Richard Davies which was well received.